A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu

A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu, Scicli: Hours, Address, A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu Reviews: 5/5

A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu
5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • History Museums
9:15 AM - 12:45 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:15 AM - 12:45 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:15 AM - 12:45 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:15 AM - 12:45 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:15 AM - 12:45 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:15 AM - 12:45 PM
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:15 AM - 12:45 PM
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:15 AM - 12:45 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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AshleyLangone
Sicily, Italy20 contributions
Perfect little side excursion!
May 2021 • Family
So much history here! Great experience with our 5 year old son. Tons of historical nick-nacks. Really cool to learn about the hosts family who once resided there.
Written 30 May 2021
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Shiona Penrake
London, UK5 contributions
A fascinating experience
Feb 2020 • Family
My dad's girlfriend is Italian and she booked the visit and translated for the owner.
I was amazed that the grotto kept a steady temperature for winter and for summer so the grotto was surprisingly warm and cosy despite the chilly winter wind outside.
The owner gave us a thorough tour of the place and showed us all kinds of interesting things, from the photos of the grotto families, to the inventive toys that the children used to play, to his son's beautiful artwork that was up for sale.
The owner was especially excited talking to us as I was filming with my DSLR and he was eager to have a video of his grotto aiming for an English audience. I was promised to send him a link when I finish it so wish me luck on it!
Written 7 February 2020
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Sara F
Rovereto, Italy11 contributions
Funny and cosy
Sep 2019 • Couples
We had a very unique experience with Carmelo telling us about the story of the grotta where his granpa lived. He showed us all the material used by the family to survive. Carmelo is very friendly and funny. Unfortunately he doesn't speak English but I am Italian so I could translate for my Dutch boyfriend. We reccommand it to have a full Sicilian experience.ciao!
Written 2 September 2019
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464fionam
Folkestone, UK31 contributions
Fascinating insight into cave life
Jun 2019 • Couples
A rutta ri Ron Carmelu is a fascinating insight into life in Scicli's cave houses. The owner (whose Grandfather lived in the cave house along with seven other family members, a donkey and some chickens) gave us a tour and a history of the cave settlements in the town. He was full of enthusiasm and the little museum offers a unique glimpse of what life would have been like, although I suspect it is probably rather more full of stuff than it actually would have been as he seems to have collected all manner of period pieces for display.
Written 12 July 2019
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NickD
Woking, UK1 contribution
Super insight to Sicilian heritage
Jun 2019 • Couples
Popped in here by chance and had a wonderful visit. The owner carefully explains the grotto and way of life ( All in Italian) but we followed enough. Could not help buying some of the home made pieces he so keenly displays. Worth the visit
Written 27 June 2019
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Yvonne Caruana
New York City, NY1 contribution
Very cool museum & vibes
Apr 2019 • Friends
This is a preserved cave house from the 1800s/1900s that the grandson of the original owner will give you a warm & spirited tour of. See the loom, the hay mattress, the wood oven, the place where the donkey & chicken lived alongside the 6 kids & 2 adults. All the details of lifestyle lived up until not all that long ago. Very very cool place & very kind man who shows you around who is also an artisan who sells small wooden toys & sculptures as well as herbs & capers etc! Entry is only 2.50! & the little shop is great! Really good energy. So happy we went. Total highlight. You could def bring kids.
Written 28 April 2019
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Chef Dominique Rizzo
Brisbane, Australia31 contributions
Fabulous seeing how the sicilians lived centuries ago, this was an amazing display of what life was like.
May 2018
This is a great life like museum, if you are into being taken back in time, a fabulous display of Sicilian life centuries ago, made from used items and a dedication from one man to recreate a little piece of history. well worth the visit if you enjoy feeling like you are walking through history. I really enjoyed it and it would be some thing great to do with children.
Written 4 April 2019
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smstensaas
Oklahoma City, OK29 contributions
Wonderful small display of local antiques
Mar 2019 • Family
We saw reviews on TripAdvisor and thought it would be neat to see this little museum. We are glad we decided to go, it was a small display of local antiques that this sweet man has collected over his lifetime. We don’t speak Italian so there was difficulty understanding all he was trying to explain to us, but he was patient and kind and we enjoyed it all anyways. Interesting and fun find.
Written 23 March 2019
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Maja F
Fort Lauderdale, FL6 contributions
the best hidden gem
Jul 2018 • Family
we were simply walking around and started following the signs for the grotto di Ron Carmelo and...we stepped into Ron Carmelo himself!
what a great gentleman which dedicated us the greatest time and made us go through hundreds of years of local history and heritage.
the grotto is just unbelievable and truthful to the life it was.

the presepe is a work of art and Ron Carmelo guidance is second to none.

if you are into the real deal, until you can find some, don’t miss this place!
Written 12 July 2018
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hazelnutDeal
Deal43 contributions
A ‘must do’ in Scicli
May 2018
If you are curious about how people used to live in Scicli you must visit this little museum in an ancient cave house. It brings the past alive in a way a large museum cannot.
Written 22 May 2018
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A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu is open:
  • Sun - Thu 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun - Sat 9:15 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Fri - Sat 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM